My wife is a devil – Pastor tells court

My wife is a devil – Pastor tells court

A pastor, Michael Adebowale has urged the Iseyin Customary Court in Oyo State to dissolve his four-year-old marriage to his wife, Ashabi. NAN reports that Adebowale informed the court that the marriage, contracted four years ago, had produced two children. He said, “My wife, Ashabi, is a devil. “My wife is evil, I noticed my prayers are not really answered by God like before and I have also noticed that I am now living with…

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Osun Decides: Your decision disservice to our democracy, unacceptable – Seyi Makinde fires INEC

Osun Decides: Your decision disservice to our democracy, unacceptable – Seyi Makinde fires INEC

A gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has described the excuse given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), where it declared the election in Osun State as inconclusive as not tenable and “unacceptable”. Eastern Reporter learnt that INEC had declared the election as inconclusive and ordered for a rerun in some wards. But, Makinde, while reacting, declared that the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola…

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Alleged N4.7bn fraud: EFCC closes against former governor

Alleged N4.7bn fraud: EFCC closes against former governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday closed its case against the former Governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, who is being charged with alleged N4.7billion fraud before a Federal High Court in Lagos. The EFCC closed its case against the defendants after his last witness, Abubakar Madaki, was crossed examined by the defence counsels Bolaji Onilenla and Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika. Olumide-Fusika, during the cross-examination, questioned the witness if he was aware that all…

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PDP Senatorial aspirant, bodyguard remanded in Agodi prison

PDP Senatorial aspirant, bodyguard remanded in Agodi prison

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday ordered the remand of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial aspirant for Oyo Central, Chief Oyebisi Ilaka, and his bodyguard, Temitayo Alamiyo, in Agodi prison for allegedly causing the death of three persons. Eastern Reporter gathered that the bodyguard had last Saturday, allegedly opened fire, which lead to the death of three people at an event in Oyo town. Ilaka, 57…

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New minimum wage: Workers protest, lock Federal Secretariat in Ibadan

New minimum wage: Workers protest, lock Federal Secretariat in Ibadan

Some workers under the umbrella of All Workers Convergence (AWC) on Tuesday barricaded entrances of the Federal Secretariat located at Ikolaba, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital in protest over the delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage by the Federal Government. The workers while protesting, locked up the secretariat and frowned at what they termed “delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage” by the Federal Government. The protesting workers prevented workers…

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2019: Don’t encourage your aides to carry prohibited firearms – Oyo Police warn politicians

2019: Don’t encourage your aides to carry prohibited firearms – Oyo Police warn politicians

The Oyo State Police command has warned politicians in the state to desist from carrying prohibited firearms or arming their aides, associates with all categories of prohibited firearms ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Command gave this warning while reacting to Saturday’s incident in Oyo town, where an aide of one of the senatorial aspirants reportedly opened fire which led to the death of about two people. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Adekunle…

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Senatorial aspirant’s guard kills two persons in Oyo

Senatorial aspirant’s guard kills two persons in Oyo

A security operative in the convoy of a senatorial aspirant in Oyo State killed two persons in Oyo town on Saturday. The guard killed the two persons after firing gunshots to disperse people running after the politician’s vehicle. According to Punch, a man and a woman were killed on the spot while another sustained injuries from the gunshots. He said that the politician attended the Oranmiyan Festival and left after some minutes. Eyewitness told the…

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What we will now do to Yinka Ayefele – Gov. Ajimobi

What we will now do to Yinka Ayefele – Gov. Ajimobi

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi has said it will now pardon Yinka Ayefele because of his appeal and not because he is physically challenged. According to the governor, being physically challenged doesn’t give anyone the right to break the law. He said this while reacting to the backlash he got for demolishing Ayefele’s Music House worth N800m. In an interview with BBC, he said: “Ayefele didn’t obey the law. People are saying he should…

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Yinka Ayefele: ‘Your curses won’t affect me’ – Oyo Gov, Ajimobi replies critics

Yinka Ayefele: ‘Your curses won’t affect me’ – Oyo Gov, Ajimobi replies critics

The Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday claimed that he has dedicated his entire life serving humanity. He, therefore, declared that no matter the curse placed on him by anybody or group of persons, it will not affect him. The government was apparently replying some critics who were attacking him over the demolition of the Music House, owned by ace singer, Yinka Ayefeele. Speaking with journalists after the Eid el-Kabir celebration at Agodi Eid Ground,…

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Rebuild Ayefele’s Fresh FM or face legal action – SERAP threatens Ajimobi

Rebuild Ayefele’s Fresh FM or face legal action – SERAP threatens Ajimobi

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has demanded that the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, rebuilds the demolished building of Fresh FM owned by popular juju musician, Yinka Ayefele, or face national and international legal actions. This was made known in an open letter by SERAP’s deputy director, Timothy Adewale on Tuesday requesting Governor Ajimobi to immediately halt all further eviction and demolition of Fresh FM building and to show full respect for…

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